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PO Box 213
Towanda, IL 61776

Phone: (309) 728-2811
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  Youth Adult    
  Boy Scouts   American Legion HCE
  Girl Scouts   4th of July Committee Ladies Night Out
  Busy Bees 4-H Club   Friends of the Library Lions Club
  Towanda 4-H Club   Friends of Towanda Rt. 66 PTO
  Junior Firefighters   Towanda Reads Rt 66 Red Carpet Corridor Group
      Historical Society Senior Organization
  First Baptist Church    

Boy Scouts of America

              Wesley Cabin, Adams Street, Towanda

Troop Committee
        Chairman Peter Maughan    728-5503
        Meet quarterly - as called

Pancake & Sausage Supper
        Chairman Mike Potts    728-2384
        2nd Saturday, February

Boy Scout troop 56
       Scoutmaster:  Mickey Lang   532-3221
       Meet each Monday  year round
       Wesley Cabin 7:00pm

Cub Scout Pack 56
       Cubmaster Greg
Schneider  287-5996
       Meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month usually during the school year
       Towanda Elementary School, 6:00 pm



irl Scouts


Each grade level K - 5 generally has it's own Girl Scout troop.
Contact Mary Wagoner at 319-1109 for information about Leaders and meeting times.


Busy Bees 4-H Club

Leaders: Martha Rients    728-2178

Meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month,  September - August
Community Building, 6:30 pm

4-H is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 18 by September 1 and Cloverbuds are for boys and girls ages 5 to 7 by September 1.



Towanda 4-H Club

Leader: Kathy Schultz 728-2137

Clover Buds: Jeanie Wager 728-2852

Meet the 1st Tuesday, of the month, September - July
Community Building, 6:30 pm

4-H is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 18 by September 1 and Cloverbuds are for boys and girls ages 5 to 7 by September 1.



Junior Firefighters

       Tom Wagner  319-0130  email:
       James Crow    825-2874  email:

Meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month
Towanda Fire Station, 7:00 pm
The Junior Firefighters group is open to girls and boys ages 15 - 17.  The group learns life saving, first aid, and proper firefighting skills.  Participants prepare to become active firefighters by working alongside Towanda firefighters.  Enrollment is open and youth may join at any time.



American Legion

American Legion, Post 931
       Commander: Tom Wagner  287-7861
       Adjutant: Mike Potts  728-2384
       Meet the 3rd Thursday of the month
       Legion Hall, West Hely Street, 7:00 pm

Legion Auxiliary, Unit 931
       President Debbie Kinsella   728-2216
       Meet the 3rd Thursday of the month
       Legion Hall 7:00 pm

Sons of the Legion
       President Paul Dabbs   376-3351
       Meet the 3rd Thursday of the month
       Legion Hall 7:00 pm



4th of July Committee

4th of July Parade

Committee: Debbie Kinsella  728-2216

Parade Chairman:  Gail Ann Briggs  728-2187

Flea Market:  Linda Potts   728-2384


Meet the 4th Monday of the month, January - July & September
Community Building 6:30 pm



Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library Book Sale at the 4th of July Flea Market

Contact: Towanda District Library - 728-2176

Meet quarterly: March, June, September, December, at 6:00 pm
Date and location are determined at the previous meeting and are announced at the Towanda District Library website:

The Friends of the Library are involved in many projects to support the library.  The projector and screen, a printer, and chairs for the computer desks are among the items that have been purchased.



Friends of Towanda Route 66

Contact: Rick and Carol Myers, 728-2749

The Route 66 linear parkway captures the local history and geography of the "Mother Road" as it passes through Towanda. Brochures, murals, pamphlets, maps on the pavement, and Burma Shave signs provide information to enhance your knowledge of our local, state, and U.S. history. Come enjoy the beautiful gardens and landscaping along the 2 1/2 mile Parkway. Benches and picnic tables are located along the road for your convenience.  Volunteers are welcome to help maintain our piece of history.

History of the park, with photographs



Towanda Reads Book Club

Contact: Towanda District Library -  728-2176

Meet quarterly: March, June, September, December

7:00 pm, Date and location are determined at the previous meeting and are announced at the Towanda District Library website:

At each meeting the members discuss a book selected by the members at a previous meeting.  This is an excellent way to get to know your neighbors as well as to expand your horizons with books suggested by other book club members.



Towanda Area Historical Society (TAHS)

     TAHS Volunteers and Interviewees, 4th of July Parade, 2007

President:  Gail Ann Briggs    728-2187

Meet as Announced
Community Building, 7:00 pm


1976 History book

The Towanda Area Historical Society (TAHS) was formed in early 2005 in response to the departure of original residents from the area and the development of rural properties into business and residential areas for nearby Bloomington and Normal. The hope was to preserve the rich history of the area before it was too late. Much of the area history has been captured and is available at the TAHS website (see above) as well as at the Illinois State Library website (



HCE - McLean County Home/Community Education

President: Cindy Kelley   663-4796

Membership Chairman: Robin Pearson, 815-579-1650
Pat Pulokas   728-2118


Meet the 2nd Monday of the month, September - May
Community Building (usually) 7:00 pm

The Towanda HCE is open to all individuals and offers educational opportunities and an exchange of ideas.  HCE believes in leadership and community service while promoting friendships and enhancing home, families and self. The Towanda Unit regularly sponsors the July 3 Spaghetti Supper during the community's annual celebration. With any profit received, they support the community, county and world.



Towanda Ladies Night Out Group

President: Sue Larkin    728-2695
Secretary: Carol Meyers   728-2749

Meet the 1st Tuesday of the month, except January and July
Restaurants - TBA  6:00 pm

This social group is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Towanda area by supporting the Library’s summer reading program, donating to the 4th of July Celebration, providing school supplies to students, coordinating food baskets at Thanksgiving and purchasing gifts at Christmas to give to families in need.



Lions Club

           Lion club members serve snow cones to kick off
              the summer reading program at the library.

President:  Jerry Bersche, 662-3695 

Meet the 2nd Thursday of the month
Community Building / TBA 6:30 pm

Mission Statement: To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation. The Lions Motto is “We Serve.”

While the Towanda Lions Club prides itself in helping people who cannot afford eye exams and glasses, some of the local activities include; Highway Litter control two miles south of Towanda, Easter Seals Camp, Easter Egg Hunt, Steve Liebenow Memorial Scholarship, serving Towanda Elementary children snow cones in the spring and recycling eye glasses too!



PTO - Parent/Teacher Organization

President: Dallas Lueschen, 826-1868

PTO Meets 1st Monday (usually) September - May
at the school at 7:00 pm

The Towanda Parent-Teacher Organization's purpose is to promote a better relationship and understanding between parents, teachers and students, and to provide a service to school and community.  Membership consists of faculty members, parents, and other interested members of the community.



Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Group

Contact: Sharon Arteman,  728-2169 (home)

Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Event: 1st full weekend of May.

It is all about family fun on the most famous road in America, Route 66, also known as the "Mother Road". The Red Carpet Corridor consists of all the communities on historic Route 66 between downtown Joliet and south to Towanda.  Towanda events include a flea market, a car show and a visit to the beautifully landscaped abandoned section of Route 66 alongside the town.

Meet the 1st Thursday of the month, September - April, in the Community Building





Towanda S
enior Organization

President: Beverly Meginnes    728-2769

The Towanda Senior Organization was organized by the Towanda Junior's Organization in 1978.  They meet monthly for a pot luck luncheon. Meat and drinks are always provided.  Members bring food to share and their own table service.   On some occasions there is a special program, such as a speaker or musical entertainment. There are no membership dues.

Meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month
Community Building 12:00 noon



First Baptist Church

   Pastor Jack Moody

   205 West Monroe Street

   Sunday: Sunday School - 9:30am
   Worship Service -10:15am

   Bible Study - 6:00pm

   Mission Statement: Love each other...minister to people.





Last Updated Tuesday October 28, 2014

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